Women’s basketball finding its way

Team defense and depth of talent fuel success

The Portland State women’s basketball team came out of their non-conference weekend with a loss to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a win over Butler University. The team is now 4-1 this season and is embracing its new identity as a strong defensive team.

White elephant

A holiday tradition of give and take

The term “white elephant” originates from tales of ancient kings in Thailand who were in the habit of giving away the rare animals as presents to those who had become a nuisance to them. The idea was that the gift would be more trouble than it was worth to the recipient, since the cost of its upkeep and maintenance would drastically outweigh the seeming generosity of the gesture.

Vikings’ season screeches to an end

PSU volleyball swept in semis

The Portland State volleyball team saw their dreams of an NCAA appearance fade quickly on Friday evening, as the University of Northern Colorado rolled to a shutout victory over the top-ranked Vikings in the Big Sky tournament.

Vikings stand alone in the Big Sky

Portland State volleyball team claims title on senior night

The Vikings volleyball team followed up their impressive sweep of Weber State University on Thursday with an even better encore, beating Idaho State University 3-1 on Saturday to clinch the 2012 Big Sky regular season championship. In front of the second-largest crowd at the Stott Center all season, the Vikings fought past an injury to junior outside hitter Jaklyn Wheeler and a second-set loss to take a dramatic four-set victory on Senior Night.

Vikings roll at home

Balanced attack is key to victory over George Fox

With a tremendous team effort on both ends of the floor, the Portland State women’s basketball team kicked off their regular season with a 55-35 win over non-conference competitor George Fox University.

Another successful season for Vikings

The Viking women’s golf team is off the greens until fall, but they have quite a season to look back on. Beyond another Big Sky Championship, the team broke nearly every record in the PSU record books, and had three players make All-Big Sky teams.